Salmo macedonicus (Karaman, 1924)
photo by Randjelovic, I.

 Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
 Max. size:  40 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Europe: upper Vardar drainage (except Crna system) in Macedonia.
 Diagnosis:  Distinguished from all its congeners in Balkan Peninsula by the combination of the following characters: flank (especially the anterior part) and opercle with numerous large, ocellated, dark wine-red spots, sometimes blackish in middle (in Kadina basin; anterior ones covered by black pigments in Babuna and Dosnica basins); dorsal fin with some weak wine-red spots; and large individuals of over 30 cm SL with 3 broad black bars on posterior half of body, distinct only when stressed (Ref. 59043).
 Biology:  Inhabits stretches with swift water, rapids and small waterfalls (Ref. 59043).
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.08.98
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.07.10

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